Ain't technology wonderful?
Posted 06 February 2018 - 10:45 PM
Impressive achievements, reports, technological snafus, humor -- anything related to technology that you want to share, but don't want to spend a whole lot of time explaining.
Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:18 AM
We shall harness for God the energies of Love.
Then, for the second time in the history of the world,
we will have discovered fire."
--Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Posted 07 February 2018 - 03:25 AM
It was fast-paced and exciting: so many different steps to watch in less time -- at almost three times the mass, the Falcon Heavy had to climb faster. (The longer you take to climb to orbit, the longer gravity fights your engines and the less efficient your rocket is. This is called "gravity loss", and really eats into your payload)
But what really blew me away was the picture-perfect twin landing. It was just like the animations, but better because it was real!
You've already seen this on my Twitter feed, Zack, but others reading this are probably too smart to follow any feed I'd write.
In 1949, Wernher von Braun wrote a short science fiction book, "Das Marsprojekt" (Full English version free here) in which he wrote:
In The Mars Project, Earth-Mars rockets were a long central cylinder flanked by two shorter cylinders of the same diameter like Falcon Heavy, not like the tapered, vertically-staged , ICBM-derived Saturn V that von Braun designed to go to the Moon in a rush. Unsurprisingly, the next step in NASA's rocket program, the Space Shuttle launcher, influenced by all his prior work, was shaped like a Falcon Heavy, with the orbiter piggybacked on it
Edited by Orpheus, 07 February 2018 - 03:29 AM.
Posted 07 February 2018 - 08:34 PM
Posted 08 February 2018 - 03:44 AM
This Mutant Crayfish Clones Itself, and It’s Taking Over Europe
Amazingly, no one is addressing the REAL issue here: are they tasty?
Posted 11 February 2018 - 02:34 AM
Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:51 PM
After that^ I'm going to come right out and say it.
Elon Musk is a plant by the ruling factors of the 7 verses. The ideas he promotes are to be avoided at all cost.
His fun little experiments are nothing more than subterfuge to keep us grounded.
A waste of money.
Dangerous to life and limb. Like his hyperloop/recipe for disaster.
I'll give him credit for thinking up some of the stuff he proposes, but they don't work with humans at the helm. IMHO
Nice that the Falcon wasn't sabotaged this time but we are going in the wrong direction with the fuel sources used.
Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:06 PM
What? No one is going to say the obvious punchline?
Oh, very well. I'll do it.
I thought it was, "Mini lobsters, Yum?"
It does bring to mind the female hammer head sharks that reproduced clones when in captivity.
They tend to live around the Galapagos islands where many different ocean currents meet up.
They are hardy, able to live in the different temperatures of the currents.
I suspect they have evolved to be perfect, which includes cloning when need be.
Don't know if their clones when they mate with males will produce the diversity duel sex does.
It wasn't explored to the same depth of the gray fish.
Many years ago I purchased male sterile poplars. That was a joke.
They found a way to reproduce by rhyzomes. Grrrr
Nature will find a way.
Posted 18 April 2018 - 06:06 PM
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